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Archives: June 2012

Want to lose #20PoundsBeforeTheSummit? Join the #GetHawt competition!

We here in the IT community are clearly concerned about our weight. More specifically, we’re concerned about our weight going up and up like a growth chart for a high-transaction OTLP database. (SQL tie-in for ya, there.)

Starting to move…

We’re starting to do something about it. I know people… Read more

3 comments, 949 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 26 June 2012

Live note-taking: Sean’s NCC-1701-DBA part 2

Note that THIS talk, and a ton more, is the subject of Sean’s  precon at SQL Saturday #163 Dallas this fall.

We can’t really livecast Sean’s session, so I’ll live note-take.

Tonight’s session is on being able to answer questions before they’re asked.


  • Right now we’re talking about estimating…

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0 comments, 930 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 21 June 2012

SQL Server 2012 CU2 – Have a little fun (#AppliedSQL)

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update (CU) 2 is out! If you’re like Me-from-10-years-ago, you couldn’t care less!

But there are actually some good reasons for paying attention to new CUs.  For example: it’s one good way to get to know the new version of SQL Server: play with the bugs… Read more

3 comments, 1,275 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 20 June 2012

The First Interview: What companies do that make me want to run far, far away

I’ve recently been asked for some clarification about this statement (from my last blog post): “This is EXACTLY the kind of job I’m NOT looking for.”  Inquiring minds want to know: What turns you – meaning me – off of a job, especially in the first interview? 

First, it’s… Read more

6 comments, 756 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 19 June 2012